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5th May '18 11:31:08 PM Pyrarson
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This trope is often considered [[BadWritingIndex Bad Writing]], but [[TropesAreTools not always]]. After alll, the opinion any specific reader has of any Character Filibuster is usually ([[DontShootTheMessage "usually" being the key word here]]) a product of [[ConfirmationBias whether or not the reader agrees with the point being made]], or if the point being made is petty enough to be funny.

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This trope is often considered [[BadWritingIndex Bad Writing]], but [[TropesAreTools not always]]. After alll, all, the opinion any specific reader has of any Character Filibuster is usually ([[DontShootTheMessage "usually" being the key word here]]) a product of [[ConfirmationBias whether or not the reader agrees with the point being made]], or if the point being made is petty enough to be funny.
19th Apr '18 10:27:25 AM matteste
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* It may be important exposition, but it's confusing and it ''never ever stops'', so the rallying cry of many ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate/stay night]]'' players on the third day has become '''"SHUT UP, KOTOMINE."'''
** This continues throughout the game as necessary. In particular, at the end, Kotomine talks [[WhatIsEvil about the nature of good and evil]], but at that point the "Shut up, Kotomine" changes in nature a little.
** It gets lampshaded in an early Tiger Dojo (one of the ones for making a TooDumbToLive choice) where Ilya claims to have been using the ctrl key to fast-forward through all the exposition, and Taiga says that it may be boring, but you do need to listen to it, sadly.
** Further lampshaded in ''Heaven's Feel'', the route in which Kotomine has the most active presence. Both Rin and Shirou complain about his long-winded speeches at different parts of the story.


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* It may be important exposition, but it's confusing and it ''never ever stops'', so the rallying cry of many ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate/stay night]]'' players on the third day has become '''"SHUT UP, KOTOMINE."'''
** This continues throughout the game as necessary. In particular, at the end, Kotomine talks [[WhatIsEvil about the nature of good and evil]], but at that point the "Shut up, Kotomine" changes in nature a little.
** It gets lampshaded in an early Tiger Dojo (one of the ones for making a TooDumbToLive choice) where Ilya claims to have been using the ctrl key to fast-forward through all the exposition, and Taiga says that it may be boring, but you do need to listen to it, sadly.
** Further lampshaded in ''Heaven's Feel'', the route in which Kotomine has the most active presence. Both Rin and Shirou complain about his long-winded speeches at different parts of the story.
* Mercurius from ''VisualNovel/DiesIrae'' really likes to run his mouth for long stretches of time. At one point he even lampshades it in a prose laden tirade that can basically be summarized as "I talk too much".
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2nd Mar '18 9:20:33 AM Odacon_Spy
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** One episode in particular, simply titled "Hawkeye", features him as the only appearing regular from the cast and is essentially a 25-minute-long CharacterFilibuster (albeit justified in-universe, since he's sustained a concussion in a jeep accident and is babbling to keep from falling asleep).

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** One episode in particular, simply titled "Hawkeye", features him as the only appearing regular from the cast and is essentially a 25-minute-long CharacterFilibuster (albeit justified in-universe, since he's sustained a concussion in a jeep accident and is babbling to keep himself from falling asleep).unconscious).
2nd Feb '18 9:05:10 AM Sonofstranger
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*** ''Defied'' at one point. Koizumi asks Kyon to relate the events of a particular day, and has to stop him when his paragraph about how cute Kyon's sister's classmate was started getting a bit too long.
26th Jan '18 11:57:00 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* Post-apocalyptic ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' has some, notably by [[DarkShepherd William Kraft]]. The ultimate one is his speech on democracy late in the book, where he argues against those of his overzealous followers who want to [[DemocracyIsBad scrap democracy]] in the Confederation and enshrine his principles in law by emphasizing his faith in the good moral sense of the common people.
18th Jan '18 2:11:13 AM jormis29
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* Creator/DavidMitchell launches into these on most comedy panel shows [[Series/MockTheWeek he]] [[Series/{{QI}} appears]] [[Series/WouldILieToYou on]].

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* Creator/DavidMitchell Creator/{{David Mitchell|Actor}} launches into these on most comedy panel shows [[Series/MockTheWeek he]] [[Series/{{QI}} appears]] [[Series/WouldILieToYou on]].
17th Jan '18 12:15:18 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* Characters in the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series by Terry Goodkind often fall prey to this, as a result of being used by the author as [[AuthorTract mouthpieces for his personal philosophy.]] Given that he, himself, was converted to Objectivism by reading Ayn Rand's books, this shouldn't come off as all that surprising. A particularly egregious examples is in ''Naked Empire'', where Richard convinces the completely pacifist Bandukar to take up arms at his side against the Imperial Order soldiers through a series of lectures which take up much of each chapter where they appear. It seems he somehow became a master of oratory (and philosophy) overnight, since we see no real signs of this before. The Bandukar simply give up beliefs they have held for millennia with only a token resistance.

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* Characters in the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series by Terry Goodkind often fall prey to this, as a result of being used by the author as [[AuthorTract mouthpieces for his personal philosophy.]] Given that he, himself, was converted to Objectivism by reading Ayn Rand's books, this shouldn't come off as all that surprising. A particularly egregious examples is in ''Naked Empire'', where Richard convinces the completely pacifist Bandukar to take up arms at his side against the Imperial Order soldiers through a series of lectures which take up much of each chapter where they appear. It seems he somehow became a master of oratory (and philosophy) overnight, since we see no real signs of this before. The Bandukar simply give up beliefs they have held for millennia with only a token resistance. Though they're also being horribly plundered and terrorized by the Order at the time, which is probably a big part of why many of them start to think fighting back might make some sense.
16th Jan '18 2:43:59 PM DustSnitch
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* Out of a hundred cantos, ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' has only one entirely taken up by character dialogue, ''Paradiso'' Canto 6. Specifically, the canto consists of the Blessed Emperor Justinian provide a divine account of the UsefulNotes/RomanEmpire, explain how people can be different in Paradise, and extol the virtue of a man named Romeo in a 142-line monologue.
16th Jan '18 2:33:33 AM Cryoclaste
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* Creator/WilliamShakespeare does this a lot, [[ZerothLawOfTropeExamples as expected]], usually justified, but occasionally to show a character is a pompous windbag, or to expound upon subjects close to him, like theater. For example, see ''{{Hamlet}}'', where the eponymous character launches into a lengthy rant about various forms of crappy acting, including MilkingTheGiantCow, after waylaying a group of players arriving to perform at the royal court.

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* Creator/WilliamShakespeare does this a lot, [[ZerothLawOfTropeExamples [[JustForFun/ZerothLawOfTropeExamples as expected]], usually justified, but occasionally to show a character is a pompous windbag, or to expound upon subjects close to him, like theater. For example, see ''{{Hamlet}}'', where the eponymous character launches into a lengthy rant about various forms of crappy acting, including MilkingTheGiantCow, after waylaying a group of players arriving to perform at the royal court.
6th Jan '18 10:28:26 PM nombretomado
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* In the execrable ''Horror of the Red Planet/The Wizard of Mars'' JohnCarradine appears at the end as a literal Talking Head. Which he does For about ''fifteen minutes'' of screen time, interrupted perhaps twice by questions from the remarkably dim cast. Proving once again that MoneyDearBoy triumphs over Art.

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* In the execrable ''Horror of the Red Planet/The Wizard of Mars'' JohnCarradine Creator/JohnCarradine appears at the end as a literal Talking Head. Which he does For about ''fifteen minutes'' of screen time, interrupted perhaps twice by questions from the remarkably dim cast. Proving once again that MoneyDearBoy triumphs over Art.
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